13th Annual HollyShorts Film Conference

Film Conference at Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel - Oscar Room (2nd floor) - 7080 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028

Project Greenlight Digital Studios PitchFest

Friday, August 11    11:00am   Event Information 

Pitch Fest is a chance for creators of all experience levels to pitch their original ideas for short-form digital series to executives from PGLDS. One winner will be awarded a $5,000 prize and a meeting with Adaptive and PGLDS creative development teams.

How to Brand, Market and Build an Audience using Social Media and Marketing Hustle

Friday, August 11    1:00pm   Event Information     BUY TICKETS

Indie Film Hustle creator Alex Ferrari and Stage 32 Founder & CEO Richard Botto sit down to have a chat about the current state of the industry and how this influences your strategy to build an audience.

Roundtable Discussion: Hollywood Agents and Executives

Friday, August 11    3:00pm   Event Information     BUY TICKETS

In an industry that's seemingly in a continuous state of flux, it's important to stay on top of discernible trends with an eye to the future. What types of projects are moving the business these days? Are they ground-breaking TV series on HBO and NetFlix? Is TV the new cinema? How does this affect the industry and you? Join us for a chill session roundtable with up to the minute insights from Industry Agents and Managers and other Executives that have their fingertips on the pulse of the Entertainment Industry.

Opening Keynote : Jason Roberts-DGa,Assistant Director (Jurassic World, Batman V. Superman, Empire, Transformers 5: The Last Knight)


Friday, August 11    5:00pm    Event Information    BUY TICKETS

With over 30 years of experience and a plethora of blockbuster hit movies under his belt (including several this year alone), Jason Roberts shares an up -to-the-minute perspective on the current state of the industry and what it takes to break in.

Notable 2017 projects include; Downsizing (Directed by Alexander Payne starring Matt Damon, Kristen Wiig and Christoph Waltz), Ghost In The Shell (Directed by Rupert Sanders starring Scarlett Johansson), American Made (Directed by Doug Liman, starring Tom Cruise), Transformers 5: The Last Knight (Directed by Michael Bay, starring Mark Wahlberg and Anthony Hopkins) and First They Killed My Father(Directed by Angelina Jolie). 

Conference reception sponsored by Project Greenlight Digital Studios/adaptive & Peroni beer|Lite Bites sponsored by solmont events  6:30-8:30pm

Why You Need Production Insurance

Saturday, August 12    11:00am    Event Information    BUY TICKETS

Join us for an informal chat with Insurance expert Marc Spivey (led by Sukhi Pabla of Revolution and P2 Films) on the ins and outs of insurance issues specific to independent filmmaking and short film content creators. Topics include production insurance and other forms of insurance necessary for shoots, what you had no idea you needed to know and why you really need Production Insurance, How to stay within your shoot budget and common issues filmmakers most often face. Film production insurance is a staple in filmmaking. If you are a producer on a project, you carry the majority of the responsibility if something goes wrong. This is a huge responsibility that can have financial, legal, even criminal ramifications to you personally. A good film insurance policy protects the producers, filmmakers, film crew, production gear and all the filming locations from liability claims. A bad one protects you, yourself, and only you.

VR / 360 / AR and Beyond - The Future of storytelling

Saturday, August 12    1:00pm    Event Information    BUY TICKETS

In this panel, the Co-Founder of AirShareVR will lead an esteemed list of filmmakers and content creators In a discussion about the current state of immersive entertainment, the challenges of creating it and the future of filmmaking in Hollywood.

Hollywood, Films and Financing

Saturday, August 12    3:00pm    Event Information    BUY TICKETS

Our expert panel will discuss today's market, factors that influence funding and strategies to prepare filmmakers for the ever-changing world of film financing.

The Future is Female - Wonder Women in Hollywood

Saturday, August 12    5:00pm    Event Information    BUY TICKETS

Can the myth that "women cannot handle big budget movie making" be dispelled? Join a lively panel discussion moderated by Kate Rees Davies of The Alliance of Women Directors including fellow AWD members. Hollyshorts Alumni and some of this years selected filmmakers about the challenges women face in today's film & entertainment business and the role that Film Festivals play in your career.

Conference reception sponsored by Peroni beer |Lite Bites        sponsored by solmont events    6:30-8:30pm

Casting Agents, Managers and Directors: Insiders with insights

Sunday, August 13    1:00pm    Event Information    BUY TICKETS

Are you an actor or filmmaker looking for advice on working with casting directors? Getting the most out of your performance—or your actors—on set? How to be cast in more projects? Tips for casting your next short or feature? Whether you're an experienced professional or a filmmaking newbie, this session will provide you with insider tips from top casting directors that have worked Productions around the world including a rolodex of projects in Blockbuster Feature Films, Television, Reality TV, Music Videos and more.

Abundant Story Playground: An interactive event

Sunday, August 13    3:00pm    Event Information    BUY TICKETS

Back by popular demand, this interactive event led by Lorraine Montez takes selected winning scripts and breaks them down in front of a live audience through Abundant Story Playgrounds' writing disruption and immersion process. Content creators, writers, directors, producers, actors and audience members who want to play and create in a whole new way should attend.

Demystifying the Oscars - qualification, strategy & distribution

Sunday, August 13    6:30pm    Event Information     BUY TICKETS

This Roundtable discussion will engage and delight as you hear from Jon Bloom - AMPAS Chair & Governor, Short Film and Feature Animation Branch,  Linda O. (Campos Olszewski) - ShortsTV & Oscar Shorts distribution, and other special guests who will discuss strategies on how to qualifying for the Oscars.


CONFERENCE RECEPTION SPONSORED BY the Seattle Film Summit, Abundant productions & PERONI BEER, LIte Bites by solMont events 7:30-9:00PM